Black British Theatre Pioneers: Yvonne Brewster and the by Rodreguez King-Dorset

By Rodreguez King-Dorset

A Jamaican-born degree director, instructor and author Yvonne Brewster stands one of the such a lot widespread British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural history. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain’s most efficient black-led theatre corporation, in addition to The Barn, Jamaica’s first specialist theatre company.
This quantity explores the numerous ways that Brewster has used black event and tradition to complement British theatre. After an outline of Brewster’s profession and a survey of black theatre in Britain, the paintings specializes in Brewster’s productions of Shakespeare, together with Romeo and Juliet, 12th evening, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Othello.
additionally incorporated is Brewster’s nomination of 15 leading edge Afro-Caribbean theatre practitioners in Britain among 1950 and 2000, a opt for workforce that represents black British theatre’s pioneering first generation.

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